Erin Holdsworth, the 28-year-old woman recently arrested for driving drunk and leading Ohio police on a 120 mph wild chase while wearing only a G-string, fishnet stockings and stiletto heels, hid inside a car instead of appearing in court on Wednesday.
It was a pretrial hearing for Holdsworth of Hiram, Ohio, who had previously pleaded not guilty to all her charges. According to 19 Action News in Cleveland, her lawyer, Paul Orlousky, entered a no plea while she was outside in the car. When reporters approached Holdsworth, she had no comment. However, when Orlousky saw the reporters, he hit one of the cameras with stack of documents.
The Holdsworth incident took place on Oct. 11 around 4 a.m. when a Bainbridge, Ohio officer was patrolling Route 422. He caught Holdsworth speeding and clocked her driving her 2002 Mazda 626 at nearly twice the 65 mph speed limit. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop but Holdsworth refused to comply, according to Bainbridge Police Chief Jon Bokovitz.
Then the high-speed pursuit came.
There was a pursuit of about 7 miles, Bokovitz told The Huffington Post. An officer from the [Geauga County] Sheriff's Office was in the area, and he put down stop sticks.
Both of the left tires on Holdsworth's vehicle were punctured by metal barbs on the tire-deflation device, forcing her to pull her disabled vehicle over to the side of the road. It was at that point that the routine stop took a bizarre turn, and Holdsworth stepped out semi-naked waving her hands in the air.
Holdsworth allegedly refused to submit to a blood alcohol test, and Bokovitz said she appeared to be too inebriated for officers to conduct a field sobriety test with her. Once Holdsworth got in the back of the patrol car in cuffs, she became extremely combative, flying into a rage, screaming, beating her head against the windows and even kicking out the back window.
Holdsworth was eventually brought under control and charged the next day in Chardon Municipal Court via video arraignment with one count each of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, refusing a blood alcohol content test, fleeing and eluding, criminal damaging, driving under a suspended license, speeding and reckless operation.
She plead not guilty to operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), fleeing and eluding a police officer, reckless operation and speeding.
According to Portage County court records obtained by Fox 8, Holdsworth has been convicted of several charges dating back to 2003, including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, OVI, falsification and loud noise/disturbance.
The Chardon judge also stated that Holdsworth was arrested for an OVI in Stow in 2010.
Holdsworth has been scheduled for a second pretrial hearing on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. according to Fox 8 News in Cleveland.
Watch the breakdown of the chase below:
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